TEAM welcomes the new members:
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- SUN SHENG NI SDN BHD (SSN/941)
- PAVILON INTERIOR DESIGN SDN BHD (PID/942)
- CORPORATE SPECIALISTS SDN BHD (CS/943)
- QOSMER WOOD SDN BHD (QW/944)
- PURE STAR SYNERGY SDN BHD (PSS/945)
- EVEN SOFA MANUFACTURING SDN BHD (ESM/946)
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It was informed that MTIB has IMMEDIATELY STOPPED the manual issuance of export and import licenses for 12 new products of export and 1 new product of import, which they conducted from 1 March 2013. This instruction is effective for a 6 MONTH PERIOD and full enforcement will be implemented from 2 September 2013.
1) New Circular from MTIB: MANUAL ISSUANCE OF EXPORT AND IMPORT LICENSES
In this regard, the relevant exporters and importers are requested to carry out the usual procedures to deal directly with the Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC). The list of timber and timber products is available for download here. It is recommended that companies make registration as TIMBER exporter before 2 September 2013.
The official letter of MTIB will be issued in the near future. This information was posted on the web portal of MTIB from 11 March 2013.
Please contact the Licensing Unit MTIB (03-92822235), En. Almizi (ext: 1342) and En. Ridduwan (ext: 1360) for further questions regarding these matters.
Also, you may refer to this link: http://mcs.mtib.gov.my/MCS/homePage.jsp for further clarification from Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB).
58th AGM Year 2013, 22 March 2013
2) Good Response, Great Responsibility!
In line with the world’s desire to GO GREEN, to combat illegal trading of natural resources, TEAM initiated the introduction of European Forestry Institute (EFI) to our members, as well as Protem Secretariat of FLEGT VPA and the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) during the recent 58th Annual General Meeting.
Relevant issues such as implementation of FLEGT licences within the EU Timber Regulation spectrum, status of MYTLAS in terms of a living document and our Ministry’s effort in the establishment of a negotiating team to have in-depth discussions and negotiations with the Board of Experts in the EU, were brought to our members’ attention. Two comprehensive presentations were given on the above issues without losing touch of our traditional support.
After the presentations which took about an hour, followed by an active interaction Q & A session, the silence among members synchronized with their understanding to provide appropriate documentation to prove themselves as legal suppliers, as well as to prove the legality of timber they source and supply.
You may view the photos of AGM here
ISSUANCE OF MYTLAS LICENCE by Mr. Rajan, MTIB
The EU Timber Regulation by Ms. Aimi, EFI FLEGT Asia
In view of the confusing situation on the documents required by various importers in the EU, your Association has been holding numerous meetings with the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), FLEGT VPA Protem Secretariat and even the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) concerning the Malaysian Timber Legality Assurance System (MYTLAS) license.
3) The Malaysian Timber Legality Assurance System (MYTLAS) by MTIB
The MYTLAS was developed in compliance with the Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS), Annex 2 under the FLEGT VPA. The TLAS has been negotiated between the EU Board of Experts and our Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC). It contains 24 tables which addresses various aspects of legality. Therefore, the chances of the EU accepting the MYTLAS are high.
In line with this, you are encouraged to promote MYTLAS to your respective buyers. The MYTLAS License has been issued by MTIB since 1 February 2013 for all timber shipments to the EU.
For more details, please visit the website of MTIB: www.mtib.gov.my.
4) TEAM's latest 2012-2014 membership directory
TEAM's latest 2012-2014 membership directory is available at RM 15.00 per copy.
Please contact TEAM at 603-92847443 to place your order.